6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7.
When you worry about something, it becomes magnified in your life and you struggle to see other things at that moment, especially things that are to be celebrated. We are commanded here, instead of worrying to come to God in prayer, with thanksgiving. In other words, instead of worrying, be thankful. Here’s the deal. When you have one, or two, or three, or even ten things that are troubling you at once, don’t forget (and actually make every effort to remember) the other two hundred that God has blessed you with and that you are to be thankful for.
Then there’s also the other side of the thanksgiving coin. The Bible tells us to “rejoice in our sufferings” and to “count it all joy when we face trials of many kinds” because they produce perseverance, maturity, faith and hope in us. So perhaps the things we worry about, we actually ought to be thankful for. 1 Thes 5:18 says “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”. Today, ask God to help you to develop an attitude of gratitude. Then start to thank God for anything that has been or is bothering you because he is testing and strengthening your faith and maturing you. Also, make a list of things to be grateful for. Make it a habit to thank God consistently. God is good! All the time!